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Local Spotlight: The Benefits of Living in Birmingham, MI

People walking down the sidewalk of Birmingham, MI

January 22, 2020

Local Spotlight: The Benefits of Living in Birmingham, MI

Looking for a new place to live or work? Birmingham, MI is a perfect option for many good reasons. According to BestPlaces, the city in Oakland County has a population of around 20,830 people with a 4.4% increase since the 2010 census. It's the 54th ranked city in the U.S. and boasts a livability index of 81. Birmingham also ranks in the top 10th percentile of all cities across the country in a survey that considers amenities, crime, quality of education, and employment levels. If you are looking to settle in the Great Lakes State, Birmingham is a fantastic choice for the following reasons.

Excellent Schools

Birmingham boasts excellent public schools, including Ernest W. Seaholm High School, Wylie E. Groves High School, Derby Middle School, and Quarton Elementary School. These schools’ test scores average 21% higher than the national average. Seventy-five percent of the community in the city is college-educated, hinting to the emphasis on quality education here. With new homes readily available, this is the perfect place to raise a family.

Luxury Shopping and Dining

Downtown Birmingham has a thriving retail and dining scene, with over 300 high-end retail stores that include clothing and accessories, art, and antiques. The area also boasts several cafés, cute and casual lunch spots, steakhouses and fine dining, and cocktail bars. Best of all, downtown is highly walkable, and visitors can enjoy up to two hours of free parking in five municipal parking structures.

Low Unemployment Rate

The city boasts a prosperous economy which has helped keep unemployment rates across neighborhoods lower than the national average. Unemployment is at 3%, which is a good indicator of the opportunities available in the local job market.

High Income Levels

According to BestPlaces, household income in the city is higher than in the rest of the state. Median household income is 103% higher than the U.S. average. With the right skill set, the city offers you an opportunity to find a well-paying job. The income per capita is also 152% higher than the U.S. average.

Lower Crime Rates

When you're looking for a new place to stay, one of the first things to ask your realtor about is the city's crime rate. The total crime rate in Birmingham, MI is 65% lower than the U.S. average, and the chance of being a victim of crime is 1 in 104. What’s more, year-over-year crime is down by 10%. It makes this city an ideal place to live and work.

Ready to settle in one of the most livable cities in the country? At Robertson Homes, we can help you find your new dream home in desirable communities across Southeast Michigan. For over 70 years, we have served the Metro Detroit area by developing top-quality homes and communities, and our community at 750 Forest features luxury home plans in a great area of Birmingham. Contact us today to find your ideal home.



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